Women's Basketball highschoolsports.mlive.com —  Mardrekia Cook will have five stars attached to her name heading into her senior girls basketball season. The Muskegon High School forward, already verbally committed to Michigan State University, saw her recruiting ranking recently soar to No. 46 in the nation, which brings her into 5-star status.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  While Branden Dawson spends the summer trying to prove he has enough of a jumper to make the NBA, Michigan State's newcomer at his position quickly showed he's beginning his college career with it in his arsenal. Deyonta Davis, the Spartans' incoming four-star forward, was one of several Spartans in action on Tuesday night at Aim High Sports on the opening night of the 2015 Moneyball Pro-Am.
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Football theonlycolors.com —  No quarterbacks on the roster (including walk-ons) left after last season. The early retirement and transfer of Joe Boisture due to back issues created the two-year gap between Andrew Maxwell and Connor Cook; that gap created problems in 2012 and early 2013 but is paying some dividends now. The willingness of Damion Terry and Tyler O'Connor to wait in the wings has been helpful in terms of depth.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Javon Bess is once again nearing full health from his foot injury, and this time he hopes the nagging ailment will be fully behind him. The Michigan State rising sophomore guard said on Tuesday that he has been out of a protective boot for about a month, and has started running on an anti-gravity treadmill along with doing shooting and ball handling drills. He hopes to be able to do a full workout in two weeks.
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Men's Basketball ftw.usatoday.com —  The Golden State Warriors re-signed their free agent forward Draymond Green to a five-year, fully guaranteed deal worth $85 million. Naturally, he called his mother to tell her about it. How did she react? With tears of joy.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  For Nairn, the main objective offseason has been building that confidence. After taking two weeks off following the Final Four, Nairn said he spent time in Wichita, Kansas, site of his high school, Sunrise Academy. There, he woke up before 6 a.m. to go to the gym, and wouldn't leave until he made 500 3-pointers. Between his 3-pointer regiment and the various other shots he took, Nairn said he was putting more around 1,000 shots per day. "I was focusing more on one specific thing, and just trying to get better, pushing myself as hard as I can after it," Nairn said.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Valentine spent last weekend at the Nike Basketball Academy in Los Angeles, where he competed against many of the top players in the country in games and skills competitions. The goal was to see where his game stood in relation to those projected at the top of next year's NBA draft, and Valentine said things went well.
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Men's Basketball isportsweb.com —  Everybody knows about the leadership and will to win of Nairn. Having received the endorsement of two of the greatest Spartans of all-time in Draymond Green and Mateen Cleaves, it was already known what Nairn did for the locker room. Cleaves has even went as far to say that the soon-to-be sophomore reminds him of himself on more than one occasion because of the will to win.
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Men's Basketball btpowerhouse.com —  Michigan State alum Keith Appling will once again participate in the summer league, playing for the Orlando Magic this time around.
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Football mlive.com —  Jim Bollman has needed only two seasons to turn a position full of question marks into one filled with answers at Michigan State. Rising junior Josiah Price is a first-team preseason All-Big Ten pick entering this season according to Athlon Magazine, junior Jamal Lyles was one of the most improved players of the spring, and senior Paul Lang ranks as the most versatile player on offense.
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Football mlive.com —  Tailback Delton Williams is expected to return to the Michigan State football team, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the situation. Williams, a rising junior from Erie, Pennsylvania, could rejoin the team as early as this month in the Spartans' voluntary summer workouts, barring any unforeseen developments. Williams could face a multi-game suspension -- that may or may not ultimately result in him redshirting -- and he will not immediately be reinstated to scholarship status.
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Football freep.com —  With 20 verbal commitments, Michigan State does not have a lot of scholarship room left for the class of 2016. The staff did however recently offer a player they see as someone who would be an excellent fit for the offense, Springfield (Ill.) Sacred Heart Griffin's Albert Okwuegbunam. The 6-foot-5, 215-pound Okwuegbunam is rated the No. 58 athlete recruit in the nation and the No. 15 player in Illinois for the class of 2016 by Rivals.com. In addition to MSU, Okwuegbunam also holds offers from Minnesota, Missouri, Iowa State, Cincinnati, Indiana and Iowa. Okwuegbunam has 17 scholarship offers all together.
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Men's Basketball spreaker.com —  Jack and Rico Beard talk with MSU five-star shooting guard commit (2016) from Madison, Alabama, Joshua Langford.



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Football freep.com —  This joins cornerback and receiver as one of the Spartans' three biggest positional questions. The good news for MSU is that there's talent on the roster, and Langford's emergence shows that unproven players can flourish quickly at this position if they can play. Gerald Holmes and Madre London ended spring in a virtual deadlock.
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Men's Basketball statenews.com —  When Madison Academy (Ala.) head basketball coach Andy Blackston saw a then-7th grade Joshua Langford come to his school for the first time and pick up a basketball, that’s when he knew. For Tellus Langford, it was when he saw his son win the Alabama 3A player of the year as an 8th grader on the Madison Academy varsity basketball team. That’s when he knew. Eventually, just about everyone in Joshua Langford’s life knew one thing was for certain — he would one day blossom into a big time Division 1 college basketball player.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  When he committed to Michigan State last month, five-star guard Joshua Langford said he planned on lending a hand in the Spartans' recruiting efforts. It didn't take him long to follow through on that promise.
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Football mlive.com —  There might not have been a more confident player on the Michigan State football team at the end of spring drills than Malik McDowell, and defensive line coach Ron Burton is just fine with that. "It's now time for him to go out and dominate, and we're super excited about the opportunity he'll have this fall,'' Burton said. "We expect him to dominate.''
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Ice Hockey msuspartans.com —  Michigan State hockey head coach Tom Anastos announced today (July 2) that former Spartan goaltender Jason Muzzatti has been named the team’s goaltending coach. “I’m thrilled to be a part of the coaching staff at my alma mater,” Muzzatti said. “It’s a very rewarding volunteer opportunity and I look forward to the upcoming season.”
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